Durham may be the home of mustard, invented by Mrs Clements and first ground at a mill in Saddler Street in the city in the 17th Century, but it's also the home of great food and great service.
Situated in the indoor market, Cafe Cenno has just undergone an extensive refurbishment with new furniture and equipment, and can now seat 80. The extensive menu includes great fish and locally sourced produce.
Gourmet Spot at Farnley Tower
The Gourmet Spot at Farnley Tower, in Durham's upmarket Neville's Cross area, has carved out a reputation for providing its customers with an experience so special that it's created a buzz across the region. Opening its doors in 2007, recognition and awards flooded in, with the most prestigious coming from industry gurus at Restaurant Magazine who awarded Gourmet Spot the Best Dessert in Britain prize.
The Almshouses Café-Restaurant
Café-restaurant since 1983. Located in 15thC almshouses building between Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle on Palace Green, taking in all that is historical and cultural about Durham.
A melting pot of Far Eastern influence and true Western glamour, Zen offers a superb menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mix your dishes or share with friends, go vegetarian or turn up the spice. When at Zen, the choice is yours.
Oldfields Eating House
If you're looking for real British food cooked properly then look no further and get a table booked at Oldfields Eating House in Durham. Oldfields don't mess around with their food, they cook it simply, without any fancy sauces, so that the quality of their ingredients come through in the taste.
This really is part of Durham's DNA. Packed to the rafters every evening by everyone from students to grandparents, La Spaghettata offers top quality food at fantastically cheap prices. The staff are both friendly and charismatic, while the owner Fabio has gained true celebrity status around Durham.